7.2 miles
Distance
1,141 ft
Climb
-1,141 ft
Descent
00:44:13
Avg time
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Pass Mountain Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking

Pass mountain is part of the Usery mountain park, it's a loop of ~8 Mi. Most of the people ride it clockwise, counterclockwise is also possible, but requires some serious climbing on the east side of the trail.
Typical start point is from Horse staging area parking lot or from Wind cave parking lot. Heading north the climb on the west side of the trail is smooth with a constant climbing gradient; no major technical obstacles (Great view of the valley). Once View point is reached, a great view of Salt river can be appreciated. On the north side of the mountain travelling east, a skinny winding trail will guide you with increased exposure that will test your balance; again great view of bulldog canyon. The amount of technical feature starts to increase but with lesser gradient. This single track will take you to "the Wall' a exposed rock face where the downhill starts. Multiple drops, rock gardens and significant exposure on this section of the trail all the way to the entrance of Cat's peak trail.

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More Stats for Pass Mountain Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,883 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,609 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,931 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,932 ft
  • Grade
    0.002%
  • Grade max
    -33.353%
  • Grade min
    33.841%
  • Distance climb
    3.6 miles
  • Distance down
    3.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,949 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:35
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Status:
on Apr 16, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.4 (12 votes)

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Pass Mountain Trail Trail Reports

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Apr 16, 2017 @ 10:29am
Apr 16, 2017
Other than rocky and lots of hikers, the trail is in good shape.
Mar 9, 2017 @ 6:17pm
Mar 9, 2017
Perfect.
Jan 27, 2017 @ 8:12am
Jan 27, 2017
Trail is running good as of last weekend. I normally ride the loop counter clockwise, but this time I rode clockwise. Be on the look out for a few...
Jan 8, 2017 @ 2:22pm
Jan 8, 2017
Ride Clockwise, This trail is great especially the west and north aspects of the trail. The east side is VERY rocky. Worth the ride and...
Sep 8, 2015 @ 8:49am
Sep 8, 2015
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Mar 9, 2017 @ 6:17pm
Mar 9, 2017
Pass Mountain Trail, Bozeman
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Feb 20, 2017 @ 9:15am
Feb 20, 2017
Pass Mountain Trail, Mesa
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Jan 15, 2017 @ 4:03pm
Jan 15, 2017
Pass Mountain Trail, Mesa
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Jan 15, 2017 @ 4:03pm
Jan 15, 2017
Pass Mountain Trail, Mesa

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag mtbyetico (Feb 10, 2016 at 8:33)
 Only half of this trail is black diamond. The west side has been sanitized. The trail from the south west corner to the north west corner (the large over look) is now a green or at most a green blue trail. nearly every rock has been removed or was rerouted around them. It is also swarming with giant hiking groups that don't want to let you pass them. If you are looking for a hard ride try going counter clockwise and do it as an out and back.
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flag Lobo1133 (Nov 7, 2016 at 12:23)
 I am a new beginner to mountain biking and found that the East side of this trail was very difficult. In fact I mostly hiked my bike up to the top. But the view at the top was worth it and trail was great on the way down. I don't know if I would go as far as saying all rocks have been removed but I didn't have to hike my bike! which I was happy for
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flag wharding (Apr 16, 2017 at 10:39)
 Hawes has many better black diamonds with less rocky sections and less hikers. I went early to avoid hikers, but had to pass dozens of hikers along the whole trail. Rocky sections are a great challenges, but too many rocky sections is hard on the tires and I wound off with a flat from pinching off off a section of tire, letting air out. Also, this trail is mostly either easy or difficult, rocky, uphill black diamond.
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